Spread the love
Meet Gabriel Eze, Founder of Touchabl.

Sometime in May 2018, the news broke out that Touchabl secured the sum of 20,000USD seed funding from Genesys Tech Hub.

Since my first contact with Gabriel at one of the Startup Sunday meetings in Port-Harcourt sometime last year, I have looked forward to an opportunity to speak with him, so as to get more insight about the idea of Touchabl. It also happened that in the same year, I mean in 2017, Gabriel emerged as winner of the StartupSouth3 pitch session which had the likes of wefix.com.ng, extraclass.ng, wokkaholic.com and ikokuonline.com in the competition.

Gabriel Eze

Gabriel Eze

I sought to know more about the idea behind Touchabl and what this recent funding will mean for his company. I finally got the chance over one of the weekends at a sales fair that was going on at the Agip Club House in Port Harcourt. This might not have been the perfect event to have a chat such as this, but for every rule there’s an exception. This was the case with Mr Gabriel Eze the founder of Touchabl, as he was around just for the weekend and had to go back to Enugu to continue with his 6-month incubation program, one of the conditions that was required for the Genesys Tech Hub seed funding.

A journey that started sometime in 2013, Mr Gabriel created an application named Tagetiv that was initially intended to be a picture app were business owners uploaded photos and manually identified each item in them. During a conversation online, a user asked if an app could be created where one sees something they like and they do not have to go through the process of asking strangers about what the item was and where they can be found if they liked them. The thought came to him to create a solution to such problem in which one can identify the category of the item, the designer, where they can be found and even the type of material as the case may be. Ever since then, Touchabl has gone through several iterations/upgrades to ensure that the app is a step closer in actualising its purpose.

What’s most intriguing is the possibilities of never ending features that could be added to the app in the nearest future. From being able to detect soils that are good for planting, health status of plants from the look of their leaves to diagnosis in the health care industry… ” We are building something that will reduce unemployment and be used in the agriculture and medical sectors in the near future…” He says…

When I asked about how he intends monetizing the app, he said there’s a proper plan for monetisation but that won’t be anytime soon as he’s more concerned about the app development and making it available for use.

As regards the use of the recent funding, he says it will be used mainly for product development and marketing.

For technology to work for us we have to bridge the gap between the techies and the other industries. Our community needs to be more aware of the potentials that technology has in solving our problems and lend support to such great ideas.

Gabriel and his team are doing a wonderful job in proffering solutions to a diverse range of problems. Touchabl is one app that you should look out for as its potential is enormous.

Share.

About Author

I love researching, writing, traveling, and technology. I am an entrepreneur and community builder with skills that range from building digital solutions and selling them.

140 Comments

  1. I just want to tell you that I am new to blogging and site-building and definitely enjoyed your website. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely have wonderful article content. Bless you for sharing with us your website.

  2. A further issue is that video games are usually serious as the name indicated with the main focus on knowing things rather than leisure. Although, there is an entertainment factor to keep your kids engaged, each game is normally designed to improve a specific set of skills or course, such as instructional math or science. Thanks for your posting.

  3. I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this in my search for something concerning this.

  4. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it.

  5. After looking over a handful of the articles on your site, I truly appreciate your technique of blogging. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my web site too and let me know what you think.

  6. A different issue is really that video gaming has become one of the all-time greatest forms of excitement for people of various age groups. Kids have fun with video games, and also adults do, too. The particular XBox 360 is one of the favorite gaming systems for those who love to have hundreds of games available to them, and also who like to experiment with live with people all over the world. Thanks for sharing your notions.

  7. Having read this I believed it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  8. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I found this during my search for something regarding this.

  9. Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back yet again since I saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  10. Hi, I do believe this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return yet again since I bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  11. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I’ll send this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  12. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this topic here on your blog.

  13. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner due to the fact that I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this matter here on your website.

  14. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now 😉

  15. Hey there! I just wish to give you a big thumbs up for your excellent information you have right here on this post. I am returning to your site for more soon.

  16. You ought to take part in a contest for one of the best websites on the internet. I most certainly will recommend this website!

  17. When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service? Cheers.

  18. This is a really good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read article!

  19. I really want to notify you that I am new to posting and absolutely valued your site. More than likely I am going to store your blog post . You simply have superb article content. Truly Appreciate it for swapping with us your internet article

  20. Hi, I do believe this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may come back once again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  21. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I really hope to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now 😉

  22. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you should write more about this subject matter, it may not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t talk about these issues. To the next! Kind regards.

  23. Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit yet again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  24. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile.

  25. Hi there! This post could not be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  26. Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to come back once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  27. You’re so awesome! I do not suppose I have read through a single thing like that before. So great to discover someone with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with some originality.

  28. Having read this I believed it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  29. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my very own website now 😉

  30. You are so interesting! I do not believe I have read through anything like that before. So good to discover someone with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with some originality.

  31. After going over a few of the blog posts on your site, I honestly like your technique of blogging. I added it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website as well and let me know what you think.

  32. Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this site.

  33. Great web site you have here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  34. After looking into a few of the blog articles on your web site, I seriously appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my web site too and tell me your opinion.

  35. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will return once again since I book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  36. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not fail me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you could fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.

  37. When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Many thanks.

  38. I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I’ve got you book marked to check out new things you post…

  39. This is the right webpage for everyone who would like to understand this topic. You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a subject that has been written about for ages. Great stuff, just wonderful.

  40. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  41. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now 😉

  42. Greetings, I do think your blog could be having web browser compatibility problems. Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Besides that, excellent site!

  43. I have not checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  44. This is the right web site for anyone who wants to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been written about for a long time. Excellent stuff, just wonderful.

  45. After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot.

  46. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

  47. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I stumbled across this in my search for something concerning this.

  48. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me just as much as this one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, however I truly believed you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could possibly fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  49. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me breakfast simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this matter here on your internet site.

  50. You’re so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read something like that before. So wonderful to find someone with unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality.

  51. When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it.

  52. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be interesting to read through articles from other authors and use a little something from other sites.

  53. May I simply just say what a comfort to find somebody who actually understands what they are talking about over the internet. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people have to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you are not more popular given that you surely possess the gift.

  54. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit yet again since i have book-marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  55. Spot on with this write-up, I truly feel this site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  56. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now 😉

  57. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always interesting to read through content from other authors and practice something from their websites.

  58. When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers.

  59. Hi, I do think this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to return once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  60. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS. I don’t understand why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  61. I seriously love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my very own site and want to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Appreciate it!

  62. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx.

Leave A Reply